Category Archives: Announcements

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Tamer El-Guindy and Candice Perfect get engaged!

Congratulations to IFBB Pro and NPC Southern California Vice Chairman Tamer El-Guindy on his engagement to IFBB Pro Candice Perfect!

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Joe Weider Memorial To Be Broadcast Live

Bodybuilding.com will provide a free, live webcast stream from Joe Weider’s memorial service in Santa Monica, CA on April 14, 2013. Arnold Schwarzenegger himself will be one of the speakers.

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King Kamili – a return to the stage?

Whenever King Kamali was getting ready to compete on the IFBB stage, fans either loved him or hated him. One of the more colorful competitors, will King Kamali come back to compete on the stage a few more times?

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NPC’s Athletes of the Month for October 2012

The National Physique Committee and Gaspari Nutrition have named Michael VanLeeuwen, Rene Marven, Corinna Booth, Maura Bouchard, Gerald Pressley, Ginger Martin and Kristine Duba Athletes of the Month for the month of October.

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2012 June NPC Athletes of the Month

The National Physique Committee and Gaspari Nutrition have announced seven competitors – Anthony Pasquale, LaDawn McDay, Vida Guerra, Mallory Haldeman, Darrian Tissenbaum, Sadik Hadzovic and Betty Vasquez – as the Athletes of the Month in their respective divisions for the month of June.

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2012 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards Announced

The eighth annual Bodybuilding.com supplement award nominees have been announced and the voting is open. The awards offer an easy, honest way for consumers to vote on the products they feel work. Show your appreciation for your favorite brand(s) by voting. Bodybuilding.com is offering a 10% discount just for casting your vote. Last year over 1 million people voted. This year 70+ brands were nominated, representing the industry leaders in delivering high-quality, effective products.

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NPC Athletes of the Month – May 2012

The National Physique Committee and Gaspari Nutrition are proud to announce seven athletes – Dan Newmire, Cassandra Wilson, Hope Davis, Lacey DeLuca, Trina Thompson, Guy Marquardt and Allison Spencer – as the Athletes of the Month in their respective divisions for the month of May.

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2012 Olympia prize money reaches $900,000!

A staggering $900,000 is up for grabs at Joe Weider’s 2012 Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend, plus a special surprise in store for next year. America Media Inc. (AMI) and the IFBB Pro League, producers of the Olympia weekend are thrilled to announce that the prize money for this year’s event has been increased to $900,000.

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2012 Olympia expo DOUBLES in size – wow!

Last year, the expo booths sold out, and a lot more vendors wanted to come and enjoy the experience of the greatest bodybuilding competition in the world. This year, they will get a chance to, as the 2012 Olympia is going to double the area of the expo floor. We can’t wait. Here is the official press release.

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Robbie Durand Named Editor-in-Chief Of FLEX Magazine

David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of American Media, Inc. (AMI), today announced the appointment of Robbie Durand as Editor-in-Chief of FLEX magazine, AMI’s monthly magazine that is the No. 1 information source for serious bodybuilders and undisputed leader in delivering hard-core bodybuilding service and entertainment.

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2012 IFBB Masters Olympia – $250,000 prize money in Prague Dec 7-8

Jaroslava is coming back with an event bigger event in 2012, joing forces with the IFBB Pro League and the Olympia to bring the bodybuilding world the 2012 IFBB Masters Olympia! Here is the details and more info on this event on December 7-8 in Prague, Czech.

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NPC Athletes of the Month for March 2012

The first-ever NPC Athletes of The Month have been selected! Congratulations to George Peterson, Sheena Ohlig, Glenese Markes, Amber Masino, Kelsie Bergin, Michael Anderson and Amber Leon, who have been selected as the March NPC Athlete of The Month in their respective divisions.

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Olympia Qualification Series Announced by the IFBB Pro League

Something had to happen. Last year, during and before the Olympia, it was realized that way too many competitors were being qualified to the best and most elite contest of the year, resulting in 28 competitors just in bikini alone on stage. And crowding what should have been just the top 15-18 competitors only.

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Champion Nutrition’s Spokesperson Contest down to the ‘Final Six’

Champion Nutrition was looking for a spokesperson for their company, a person that will be contracted with them, head to the Arnold Classic, Olympia and a few other events, and perhaps be in some ads and more. So instead of just looking quietly, they asked people if they were interested by placing their picture and small profile on their Facebook page. With the help of Getbig.com, Hardbody.com and other social and industry web sites, Champion received over 300 people looking to win. Here are the top six.

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Evolution of Bodybuilding – the VIP Movie Premiere in Los Angeles

The Evolution of Bodybuilding, a movie that Shawn Ray has been working on, going around the world, getting interviews and more info of some of the most famous bodybuilders, will have its World VIP Los Angeles Premiere on Sunday, Jan 29th at 4pm at the Regal Cinema in Downtown Los Angeles, California.